Mike Tsai

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Going Vegan in Houston: Where to Get Your Grub

    Earlier this week, we featured some stunning vegan donuts from local vegan and gluten-free baker Jodycakes. Even in a carnivorous city like Houston, eating vegan can be done -- and done surprisingly well. Jodycakes isn't the only vegan baker in town; Sinfull Bakery's vegan cookies and other sweet t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Happy and Mike Tsai of Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

    Photo by Mandy Oaklander​This week, we've been catching up with Happy and Mike Tsai, owners of Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine. You can catch more of this interview in Part 1 and Part 2 of our Chef Chat. Pepper Tree's popular $9.99 buffet is a main draw among lunchgoers. With both a raw food bar a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Happy and Mike Tsai of Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

    General Tso's Vegan Chicken: Chef Mike Tsai's favorite dish to make.​Yesterday, Pepper Tree owner Happy Tsai told us how vegetables are sweeping Houston. Today we catch up with her husband and executive veggie chef, Mike Tsai. Eating Our Words: Have you been a chef at any other restaurant? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Happy and Mike Tsai of Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderHappy and Mike Tsai helm Pepper Tree.​Like so many delicious Texas institutions, Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine is tucked in a cozy little strip mall. But inside, it's a zenned out vegan refuge. We caught up with Happy Tsai, the owner of Pepper Tree, over a glass of de-chl ... More >>